Leaving Antigua

We managed to secure a spot in the anchorage at English Harbor. However, we ended up a little close to the boat next to us – we could hardly fit a dinghy between us! So we moved a bit and ended in a great position. We then realized that the guy we’d nearly bumped into was none other than David Reid who’d kindly showed us around his garage full of Minis up in Marblehead last summer. I even got to sit in his all-out racing mini! He’d toured me and Laurie and Mike and Jane – and Mike and Jane were about to arrive in English Harbour… Small world indeed!

Mike and Jane arrived and we promptly got them out onto the hills surrounding the harbor. Great views – especially since the weekend was to be full of not only the Super Yachts racing, but also the arrival of the transatlantic rowers. What a contrast – massive boats with crews of over 20 people and the rowers with between 1 and 4 crew.

Michael Made it apparently!

Michael Made it apparently!

Walking

Walking

Looking over English Harbour

Looking over English Harbour

Neat Super Yacht

Neat Super Yacht

Mike and Jane

Mike and Jane

As you can see, the scenery around the island is pristine…

Good Walk!

Good Walk!

Trans-Atlantic Rowing Team arrives after 2 months at sea!

Trans-Atlantic Rowing Team arrives after 2 months at sea!

We left Antigua – having made sure that the Patriots did indeed win the Super Bowl yet again – at 5 in the morning on Monday, destination Isles des Saintes… We had a very lumpy and uncomfortable seasick inducing sail – but it was at least fast – and we decided to make a pit stop in Deshaies in Guadaloupe which is where we are now. We’ll push on to the Saints tomorrow…

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